Mariota up for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week

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Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota(Titans), Ben Roethlisberger(Steelers) and Drew Brees(Saints) and running backs DeAngelo Williams(Steelers), LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) and Adrian Peterson(Vikings) are the nominees for FedEx Air & Ground® NFL Players of the Week for Week 9, the NFL announced today.

— Click HERE to vote for Marcus Mariota

FEDEX AIR PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES

• Mariota completed 28 of 39 passes (71.8 percent) for 371 yards and four touchdowns for a 135.7 passer rating in the Titans' 34-28 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints. 

• Roethlisberger threw for 334 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers' 38-35 victory against the Oakland Raiders.

• Brees threw for 387 yards and three touchdowns for a 118.2 passer rating against the Tennessee Titans. 

In honor of Super Bowl 50, FedEx is celebrating epic air and ground performances from yesterday, today and tomorrow. Will this year's rookies become air and ground stars? Which veterans will join the ranks of air and ground legends?

Fans have the chance to weigh in and vote for the one quarterback and the one running back they feel had this week's most epic Air & Ground performances. Voting is open until Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET at NFL.com/FedEx. As part of the FedEx NFL Air & Ground program and its commitment to serving the community, FedEx will support the American Red Cross by making weekly $2,000 donations to the local chapters of the winning players' cities. The funding is used to help assist the American Red Cross in its efforts to provide disaster relief and health services to Americans nationwide.

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